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  • - So everybody loves a good game show,

  • they're fun and exhilarating

  • because we get to see regular people

  • win some pretty extraordinary stuff.

  • But you pretty much only know about

  • the normal ones.

  • For example, like The Price is Right,

  • which has been running for over 60 years,

  • but not every game show in the world

  • is based off of simple and fun things

  • like spinning a wheel or even safe things.

  • No, no they're not.

  • No, in fact there have been some game shows

  • that are so outrageous

  • in not only what they do to the contestants,

  • but also what they make the contestants do,

  • that they're either going to make you gasp,

  • cringe, or just straight up gag.

  • (gagging noise)

  • So, today I'm going to tell you about

  • the most outrageous game shows that have ever aired,

  • and seriously, you're going to want to

  • prepare yourself for this one. It's freaky.

  • Here are the 10 craziest game shows of all time.

  • Number one is human tetris.

  • Let's start off with a game that mixes

  • one of the greatest old arcade classics of all time

  • with a strangely ridiculous amount of flexibility

  • and the requirement to avoid walls

  • that are quickly moving towards you.

  • That sounds safe!

  • Also known as Brain Wall or Hole in the Wall,

  • this game originated in Japan

  • and it involves contestants wearing helmets,

  • elbow pads, and knee pads,

  • and I'm going to explain why.

  • See, the contestants are required

  • to desperately contort their bodies

  • just so they can fit through the

  • tetris-shaped piece holes

  • in the styrofoam in the walls

  • that are moving towards them.

  • So, either you pull a hammy

  • or you're subjected to a claustrophobic nightmare.

  • That sounds like something

  • I'd like to subject myself to. No!

  • Now this game might sound strange to many of you,

  • and trust me, it does me as well

  • but it's now quite common pretty much

  • all over the world.

  • Personally, I'm not flexible

  • and I would never try this game

  • because what's the point

  • of winning a car when you broke your back

  • in the process of trying to win it.

  • Yeah, you see my friends, that's called logic.

  • More of these contestants should use it.

  • Number two is Distraction.

  • Well, the name of the game pretty much

  • says it all in this one.

  • Released in the United Kingdom in October of 2003,

  • this game show is hosted by British comedian

  • Jimmy Carr and only ran for one series.

  • And it'll make sense as to why in just a minute.

  • Yeah, that one series is all that was needed

  • to nab a spot on this list.

  • The object of the game

  • was to answer more trivia questions

  • than the other players.

  • Which seems harmless, except that each new round

  • introduced a distraction.

  • But these distractions either made the contestant

  • uncomfortable or actually delivered real pain

  • so that the contestant would be, you know, distracted.

  • These distractions included nudists running around,

  • electric shocks, and tattoo needles.

  • And the thing is, the contestants

  • never knew when the distraction was going to happen.

  • Sometimes they occurred during the round,

  • and sometimes they were activated when the contestant

  • thought that they had the right answer.

  • Either way, it created a pretty successful concept

  • that was both hilarious and bizarre,

  • except that it was cancelled because

  • you can't cause people real pain.

  • But I'm going to be completely honest,

  • you offer me a Lamborghini,

  • feel free to hook up whatever you want to me,

  • jumper cables, whatever.

  • Just, shock shock shock, Lambo Lambo Lambo.

  • That's it.

  • Number three is The Marshmallow Game.

  • See, some people think that marshmallows

  • are best for campfires and s'mores,

  • but the Japanese think differently.

  • This game originated in Japan and is yet another one

  • to find its way into Western culture.

  • In fact, it was actually featured on

  • the Ellen Degeneres show.

  • It's actually pretty simple,

  • an elastic ties the contestant's head

  • to a wall behind them, and then they basically

  • try to stretch forward without any use of their hands

  • until they successfully consume a marshmallow.

  • (growling sounds)

  • This is an incredibly silly game

  • and oh so awesome in so many ways.

  • Not only do you get to eat a marshmallow,

  • but you also get to entertain everyone who watches you

  • by contorting your face into ridiculous expressions.

  • (groaning sounds)

  • Holy God, you're welcome for that visual.

  • Number four is Tore!

  • And on to the dangerous one.

  • Another game invented in Japan,

  • this is basically the real life version

  • of the games that were played in the Saw films.

  • Yeah.

  • Just like many similar trivia shows,

  • the game requires you to answer trivia questions.

  • However, unlike those programs,

  • for every answer a player gets wrong,

  • they're wrapped up a little bit more

  • and a little bit more

  • until they resemble a mummy.

  • Then if you get enough wrong

  • and the wrapping reaches your head,

  • they quickly stuff you into a sarcophagus.

  • Yay for claustrophobia!

  • The game also gets stranger from there,

  • but that's pretty much the most terrifying part.

  • Oh, the Japanese.

  • Fear, entertainment, and comedy,

  • it all just gets mixed in together

  • into a weird entertainment stew. Got to love it.

  • Number five is El Gran Juego de la Oca.

  • This game is basically just a giant

  • 63-square board game

  • in which the contestants are the pieces.

  • El Gran Juego de la Oca was originally created in Italy

  • and then ran off and on between 1993 and 1998

  • out of Madrid, Spain.

  • It translates to, and this is my favorite,

  • The Game of the Goose.

  • The game involves rolling electric die

  • and then moving that many spaces

  • while you try to land on the 63rd space

  • and thus win the game.

  • However, before the 63rd space,

  • there's a challenge that has to be overcome

  • or a change that occurs in the game.

  • How devious!

  • What kind of challenges?

  • Well, for example, on some spaces

  • gross foods would need to be consumed

  • at a fictional Chinese restaurant.

  • Others require the player to mud-wrestle

  • a professional wrestler

  • and some involved being shaved bald or waxed.

  • Ooh, sign me up for this one,

  • I've already completed one of the challenges!

  • My head's so cold.

  • Number six is AKBingo,

  • A variety series that knows how

  • to push the boundaries of entertainment,

  • AKBingo was hosted by Japanese comedy duo, Owarai.

  • Owarai, which translates into Bad Boys,

  • consists of spectacularly bizarre contests

  • which occur between contestants.

  • They involve quizzes, puzzle solving,

  • and physical feats that are just out there.

  • As if trying to be kind of a Fear Factor on steroids,

  • the game requires contestants to eat

  • really gross delicacies,

  • as well as playing a very strange form of dodgeball

  • that really doesn't have any rules.

  • One competition actually has two players

  • comparing the strength of their lungs

  • by blowing into either side of a long clear plastic tube

  • and trying to get a dead insect

  • into the other opponent's mouth.

  • (gagging sound)

  • I don't want to talk about this any more,

  • I'm not playing this game

  • Number seven is Tutti Frutti.

  • Originally developed in Italy and called Culpo Grosso,

  • or Big Score,

  • Tutti Frutti premiered in Germany in January of 1990

  • and ran for a total of 140 episodes.

  • This bizarre and very controversial game show

  • caused quite a stir,

  • drawing outrage from viewers

  • who weren't expecting the program

  • to have the level of, well, nudity and sexuality

  • that it did.

  • Now, the game was pretty innovative at the time,

  • technologically.

  • However, when the objective of the game

  • was to get as many points

  • from guessing correct answers as you can

  • so that you can remove an equal number

  • of clothing articles from a stripper,

  • things are...

  • (clears throat)

  • yeah, a little bit controversial.

  • I've never seen this game,

  • are replays available online?

  • I'm asking for a friend.

  • Number eight is Don't Forget Your Toothbrush.

  • On air for only 2 seasons between 1994 and 1995,

  • Don't Forget Your Toothbrush

  • originated in the United Kingdom.

  • But, over the next 6 years

  • it was recreated in 14 other countries.

  • So, I think it's pretty safe to say that it was popular.

  • What was unique about this game

  • is that every member of the studio audience

  • who attended tapings of the show

  • were instructed that they had to bring with them

  • their passport and a packed bag.

  • Additionally, they had to be certain that

  • they had the next week off of work.

  • Why so much preparation?

  • Well, because contestants were picked

  • randomly from the audience

  • and instead of their prizes being awarded

  • weeks or even months later,

  • they actually received their prize, always a vacation,

  • immediately. Like, right now.

  • So, in other words, if you won a trip to Jamaica,

  • you were on a plane that night.

  • The producers felt that part of the fun of the show

  • was the insanity that at the drop of a hat,

  • your plans just changed.

  • That is absolutely insane and a lot of fun,

  • but I got to be honest, that is also a huge gamble.

  • Like, if I was one of the people in the audience

  • that did not get picked,

  • which the majority don't,

  • you just took the next week off

  • and you're sitting at home,

  • just making sad faces because

  • you're at home and not in Jamaica.

  • Number nine is The Intercept.

  • This game originated in Russia.

  • All the normal stuff comes out of Russia.

  • From the country that brought us

  • the most dangerous form of roulette

  • comes one of the most controversial

  • and craziest games that you could possibly play.

  • Called The Intercept, this game show

  • takes real people and offers a wonderful grand prize

  • of a new car.

  • Well